How long the facility has been in business?
Is the facility in good financial health?
Does the residency agreement spell out how often and/or for what reason (e.g., increased taxes) the monthly fees can be raised? Is there a cap for increases in these fees?
If a couple moves into one unit, do both people have to pay an entrance fee?
Is there a residents’
council? What authority does it have?
How many meals, if any, are included in the monthly fee?
Are residents allowed to keep pets in their unit?
Source: Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs